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Masdevallia sotoana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pyrrhonota, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. pyrrhonota

    pyrrhonota Student

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    Masdevallia sotoana was described from Ecuador in 2010 and was named in memorium of the Mexican botanist and orchidologist, Miguel Ángel Soto Arenas, who was murdered in Mexico on August 27th, 2009. It is similar to M. strobelii but smaller and with a lip abruptly reflexed at the apex. It grows well for me in airy intermediate conditions with relatively bright light for a Masdevalia.

    Fresh spicy fragrance with maybe a hint of anise.


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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Well done! Does it fragrant? Someone told that Masd strobelii is fragrant. However, I was not able to detect it on my plant.
     
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    Thanks, Alexey. It is fragrant - sort of spicy with a hint of anise. It was very faint at first, but has gotten stronger now that the blooms have been open a few days.
     
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    What a fuzzy wonder.
    I really like your mount!
     
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    Thanks, Kermie. I've found that my mounted Masdevallia's do better than potted, especially when it's a horizontal mount like this.
     
  6. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    A few of my potted Masdevallias look like they could be a lot happier. I'll have to try a horizontal mount.
     
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    Kermie Tadpole Supporting Member

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    My conditions would be too dry for mounts, so I use pots exclusively. I'm always so tempted to try mounts again when I see gems like this.

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